Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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March 25th, 2013

Rooty Hill. Its primary economic outputs are pokies and governments.

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Doonside. Whatever a doon is, we’re at the side of it. Briefly. The stations start to get further apart out here.

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Departing Blacktown. From here on, and for the next 20 minutes, we’re in The Real Australia As Approved By Julia Gillard And Not A Stunt.

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Stopping at Blacktown.

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Seven Hills. So, Rome, basically.

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Toongabbie. Which is not really a place at all. Or if is, it sounds like it should be in Queensland.

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Wentworthville. Not to be confused with Wentworth Falls. We’ve a long way to go yet!

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Departing Parramatta, where I saw an old Chinese woman carrying an enormous powder-blue stuffed dog.

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Stopping at Parramatta, centre of known civilisation.

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Departing Granville.

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Stopping at Granville, and we just fit on the platform.

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RT @eblog42: @stilgherrian All Blue Mountains line services stop at Lidcombe [Not true, not even remotely.]

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Departing Lidcombe.

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@erkpod Yes, this old train geek knows I’m on the down main line, but hey there are signs visible in the gloom of the night. ;)

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Stopping at Lidcombe, but only ‘cos it’s Royal Easter Show time and this is where the royalty changes trains.

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Departing Strathfield.

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@drowner1979 Macdonaldtown and Newtown are only about 300m apart. The InterCity trains do move when it’s clear tracks ahead.

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Arriving at Strathfield, our first stop.

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I’m tempted to tweet each station we pass through. Redfern.

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The 2315 Shitkansen has just departed. So we await blocks to be cleared, then it’s our turn.

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RT @bradsprigg No but it is a prime [Wow, utter win and utter fail in the one tweet. That is truly glorious. Hats off. Big smiles.]

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When it comes to rootability, fake tans are a contra-indication.

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Thank you, CityRail, for your offer of a brief refreshment before my 2-hour journey. instagram.com/p/XR6B03CFh1/

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The taste of penguins. The effect of embroidery. instagram.com/p/XR5t1VCFhq/

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Given that I’ve been up since 0430 this pleases me no end.

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So the 2318 from Sydney Central gets me to Wentworth Falls at 0110. Bonus.

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Is rootability a 457 criterion?

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@DavidGrann @SciencePorn @richardthewatts You know that image is synthetic? Note zero cloud coverage over entirety of Europe and Atlantic.

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Meanwhile, someone else not a thousand miles away has just failed as a man.

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Paste. It’s fucking paste.

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I see that @kcarruthers has failed as a woman.

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Recognition is the key, right?

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OH: “I don’t know why your irritations should affect my pangolins.”

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I still reckon the giant mechanical duck would’ve been the way to go. I just don’t know this Governor General any more.

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@ApostrophePong And thinking about that, Tiger Love is certainly a T-Pop band name.

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@ApostrophePong Thank you. Well, it is true that they have Isan food. I think Tiger Love is the Alt-T-Pop band that plays Monday nights.

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Adding names to the Bulldozer-Landfill List.

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Just spotted on a t-shirt: “Liquor is quicker.” Yes, correct.

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@derekbradley Indeed, but fortunately this was a fairly technical meeting an we could cover it with “Oh yeah, a NOC.”

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Note to self: Must have lunch soon.

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Interesting meeting was interesting. And it contained an unexpected NOC.

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dannolan_ebooks I’m trying to admit that long ? Trick question. 2. Nobody tell the ATO after someone doing this is swift and male

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@bengrubb Heh. Dunno if there’s anything newsworthy in it. I just pinched @snurb_dot_info’s work and added my feelpinions.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I believe the 2-track bridge over the Parramatta River at Rhodes is at capacity in term of trains-per-hour? Ping @erkpod

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@snurb_dot_info @dhutchman Yeah, Axel, I basically stole all your shit. It seems to go down well. They took notes and everything.

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I’ll respond to the rest of the UTS-related tweets on (great hashtag!) and elsewhere later up. Great questions.

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RT @dhutchman: Nothing like a bit of paranoia to kick off the week, cheers @stilgherrian [Smirks. My work here is done…]

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So, lecture done… paperwork to get paid done… coffee with lecturer done. Next stop Alexandria, for the now-1600 meeting.

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I’ll be recording it and posting the audio and a transcript, linked to sources, within the next few days.

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In half an hour I’m doing my guest lecture, “Algorithms and the Filter Bubble” stilgherrian.com/media/algorith…

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Lurking in the foyer of a building at UTS, awaiting contact from my handler. This is possibly the wrong jargon.

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OH: “So Manly’s past Bondi, isn’t it?” Ah, students…!

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My muffin is overflowing.

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“Three point shooters”? Now there’s a Monday lunchtime treat worth trying!

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RaygunBrown FLAPJACKWHACKRAPCLAPTRAPFLAP FLAPWHACKWHACKCLAPSLAP TRAPNAPNAPNAPSLAPJACK pic.twitter.com/TpXbYyNOAn

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Apparently our InterCity has to stop at Lidcombe so people can change trains for the Royal Easter Show. Bloody monarchy!

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Crossing some road, having already Crossed the Nepean (sorry, got distracted) instagram.com/p/XQd6rPCFpH/

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In car 9152,you shall just burn instagram.com/p/XQYtnrCFgN/

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On a train. Writing. More or less.

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@nevso So you imagine that I said, or think, that a live music act is not a performance? Um, no. I’m talking about pretentious labels.

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Mobile: Walk dirt track then Railway Pde to Wentworth Falls; 0837 train to Sydney Central; quick errand; coffee; 1230 arrive at UTS.

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Indeed, @SnarkyPlatypus, and it think it’s some Calvinist thing, “being entertained” and “pop songs” are bad unless there’s learnin’ in it.

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SnarkyPlatypus ‘Performance artist’ sounds like a term for people too pretentious to call themselves ‘entertainer’.

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Mon plan: 0837 train to Sydney; finish lecture en route; 1300 deliver lecture UTS (stilgherrian.com/media/algorith…); 1500 meeting Alexandria; TGIM.

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The solipsistic arrogance of some people! If only I see what they see, then I will agree with them and not form my own opinions!

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@nevso You have obviously made arsehat assumptions. I’ve seen Laurie Anderson live twice, seen many videos. Do your homework.

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Getting fuck-all constructive done so far.

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I laugh at all the wankery about Laurie Anderson being a “performance artist”. They’re just fucking pop songs, you tossers!

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This should sort you out, @SnarkyPlatypus. We’ll have you reading “Good Weekend” and going to Livid in no time! youtube.com/watch?v=Jvb0-F…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je suis sûr que l’université verrez si je viens de lire les tweets de Professeur Rosen à leurs élèves.

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I think he’s talking about me. Again.

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jayrosen_nyu I’ve been sharing my best pro tips for online effectiveness. How to make something go viral: twitpic.com/ce3lwu

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@SnarkyPlatypus Je ne suis pas sûr que je serais trop excité. Ils sont jeunes et manquent d’expérience. Mon travail consiste à les effrayer.

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@mjec Yes, careless abbreviation on my part. But thanks, it’s sounding like there’d be a interesting article to be done on this.

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“Subversively Tweaked Ads by Depressed Copywriter” neatorama.com/2013/03/24/Sub… Best IMO? static.neatorama.com/images/2013-03… HT @drklig via @JohnBirmingham

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Je suis heureux par le bruit de kookaburras, et les pensées de l’éducation de nos jeunes magnats. Et vous?

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Oh right. So @CTF365 is a hacking team game, “WoW for the infosec industry”. Why did I not know of this? ctf365.com

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@HarrisonPolites Anyway, as a working journalist I’m sure you’re already intimately familiar with s42 and s103B of the Copyright Act.

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Or, Dear Australian Media Lawyers, is the internet covered under s103B because, as in classification law, the internet is a film?

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Dear Australian Media Lawyers, do we have any precedent on whether websites are an “or similar periodical” for s42 of the Copyright Act?

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@HarrisonPolites Erm, how long’s your train ride? It’s 150 words.

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@gusworldau @HarrisonPolites What I love is the “or associated with” clause. “I’m the News Media, I can use whatever the fuck I like.”

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@gusworldau @HarrisonPolites Well der. That’s because all journalists are arseholes.

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Google News wants me to try “a fun tablet experience”. I knew they were spending all that money on drugs.

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The short answer, @HarrisonPolites, is “Read s42 of the [Australian] Copyright Act”. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/c…

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HarrisonPolites US court says clipping content is not fair use… big implications for the US media, wonder if it will impact Oz? bit.ly/Yy6ZA3

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@curious_scribe So, to folks of a certain age, “Australian ‘Sun King’” means Rupert Murdoch… I wonder if the headline is linkbait. ;)

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curious_scribe Australian ‘Sun King’ detained in China after the insolvency of his company, Suntech Power smh.com.au/business/sun-k…

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Thank you, @semiboganman @acaderama, for writing the last half of me lecture for me.

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trevortimm Huge civil liberties risks in NYPD’s Big Data project—so they added key-loggers to watch employees. Problem solved!bit.ly/ZZgQNKm

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Last plug. “The 9pm Bus Ride” podcast, dedicated to Android developers everywhere. (Disclosure: Contains little bus.) stilgherrian.com/edict/00023/

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New blog post: “Weekly Wrap 146: Just a photo, Ma’am” stilgherrian.com/weekly-wrap/14…

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I think my UTS should contain at least one Big Lie as a gift to future generations. And cite nothing but Tumblr.

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RT @elelibs: And it’s almost one quarter over already! [All praise Arithmetic!]

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Mon plan, draft: Finish planning lecture; train to Sydney; 1300 deliver lecture UTS (stilgherrian.com/media/algorith…); 1500 meeting Alexandria; TGIM.

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RT @jeamland: NOT HERE IT ISN’T [WELL YOU ARE AN ARSEHAT AND A GEOLIAR.]

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